Houston Pool Design Trends Series – Swim-Up Bar


Create your own backyard paradise! You don’t need to book a night in a Galveston hotel for a swim-up bar! What’s a pool without all the fun extra features like a grotto or swim-up bar? Fun “stations” where pool-goers can lounge and hang out are great additions to a pool.

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Grottos incorporate a variety of design trends, like rock work, water falls and fiber optic lighting, and give swimmers a place to relax in a cool cave-like environment. Some designers even put the hot tub inside the grotto, creating a cozy ambiance perfect for seclusion.

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Swim-up bars are a great way to bring the fun of having a cocktail or food served to you in the pool because if you don’t have to get out why would you? These areas feature built-in bar stools made of stone, tile or precast finishes and a bar that can be adorned in glass tile or beads. The options are endless.

These places allow you to relax in the pool on something other than a float and give you an opportunity to enjoy your pool for more than just a vessel of water. It’s a getaway, and you should be able to spend quality time in a place that exudes that luxurious feeling.



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